Many people believe that illegal immigration is wrong, simply because it is illegal. After all, it is a simple equation—immigrants have an obligation to obey the laws in the United States and if those laws are violated, then justification exists for deporting them. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, among others, takes issue with this particular argument, stating those who come to the U.S. illegally are simply seeking opportunities to provide for their families—opportunities which are not available in their home country. Bush told Fox News that while illegal immigrants may technically be breaking the laws of this country, it is a “different kind of crime…we need to kind of get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place.” Many Americans actually feel as Bush does—that certain violations of the law are fine, particularly when no one else is harmed.
Case in point: most Americans violate speed limit laws at some point (or regularly) and most all businesses violate at least some OSHA regulations, putting the issue of illegal immigration in a bit different perspective. In fact, most people tend to believe that when obeying a law becomes inconvenient and violating hurts no one, there could be moral justification for such violations. Those who may be in the country illegally should speak to a Houston immigration attorney to explore their options for remaining in the country, whether for work or family reasons. Most illegal immigrants would find themselves much more profoundly harmed by obeying immigration laws as they would be forced to live in poverty in a third world country through no fault of their own. In other words, as your Houston immigration lawyer can tell you, as an illegal immigrant you may have a strong case simply by virtue of the fact that obedience to the law could force you and your family into oppression and poverty through no fault of your own.
A comprehensive bill which addressed border security and offered a path to citizenship for the estimated eleven million immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally was passed by the Senate last year. The House leaders are lobbying for a much more limited approach to the situation, passing one part of the bill at a time. Many lawmakers are currently attempting to stop the deportations which are breaking up immigrant families, and it is almost certain that immigration changes will occur in 2014. If you or your family has immigration concerns, you could benefit from speaking to a Sullo & Sullo Houston immigration attorney. Our experienced Houston immigration attorneys understand that your issues are very individual and that you should never have to live under a constant cloud of fear. We have a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding immigration, and will use that knowledge to help you. We can assist you in filing any necessary paperwork, and will always advocate strongly on your behalf. The Houston immigration lawyers at Sullo & Sullo can provide a skilled evaluation of your immigration issue.